Lumia 940 Release Date on October 19? Everything You Need to Know! Microsoft Lumia

The web has been rampant with rumors and leaks about the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL. The smartphones boasting Windows 10 are expected to be launched at an event on October 19 in New York.

According to Nokia Power User, a new Microsoft band and Surface Pro 4 Tablet may also launch at the event to be held on October. As reported earlier, the camera samples of the much-awaited Lumia 940 were shared which led to speculations of the phone possessing a 20MP camera.

There is now a detailed low-down on what the flagships Lumia 940 as well as 940XL could be hiding under its hood. As the name suggests, the 940XL is probably the phablet-version of the device.

Earlier reports indicate that Lumia 940 will arrive with a 5.2-inch screen supporting 1080p resolution, 32GB of storage,  3GB AM and may come fuelled by a Snapdragon 808 processor. The device may sport a polycarbonate back and may be seen running on Windows 10.

As per report on WMPoweruser, much like its counterpart 940 XL may also feature a polycarbonate back, but will probably be powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 and Adreno 430 GPU. The rumoured specs also include a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1440, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM. There would be a MicroSD card slot on the device as well as a USB Type-C port.

As for the cameras, it should hold a 20MP PureView Primary one and a 5MP on the front. The handset may also feature an iris scanner and provide native pen support.

The October 19 event may be something to watch-out-for since the Lumia 940 as well as 940XL could be announced along with other noteworthy Windows products. However, with no official word on the announcement, the prediction could be taken with a pinch of salt.

It was earlier shared that these devices could arrive at a price point of over $650, making it more expensive than Apple and Samsung smartphones. While that may seem unlikely, there is no confirmation from any sources, so Windows aficionados will have to wait for the word from the tech-giant to be out.


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